Penguins’ Most Creative Player Nicknames Through the Years

Penguins’ Most Creative Player Nicknames Through the Years

March 25th, 2020 Every professional hockey player acquires a nickname by the end of his career, whether he plays just a few games or a collection of seasons. These nicknames are often simple, with the letters “er” or “y” added to the end of the first or last name, like with the Pittsburgh Penguins'...
Pittsburgh Penguins' All-Time Greatest Lines

Pittsburgh Penguins' All-Time Greatest Lines

March 24th, 2020 In its 103-year history, the National Hockey League has seen some phenomenal players, and fans have been blessed enough to see these players join forces as linemates. Some of these lines have been branded with titles to make them even more memorable. Famous ones include the Buffalo Sabres...

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February 24th, 2020
Penguins Transactions

While the Pittsburgh Penguins weren't quite as active as usual on the trade market this season, the team still made a big splash that everyone expected. General manager Jim Rutherford had his eyes locked in on his prize and he finally made a deal to acquire Jason Zucker. Aside from that, the Penguins made a handful of small trades that primarily affected the AHL squad and a fairly important salary dump. Still, the team made some moves to push towards another Stanely Cup run; how do those trades look now that the deadline has passed? Note: Only trades that have affected the current NHL roster will be included. Sorry, Joseph Blandisi. Erik Gudbranson to the Ducks for Andreas Martinsen & a Seventh-Round Pick (A-) The trade itself didn't do much for the Penguins, but dumping Erik Gudbranson's contract off with the Anaheim Ducks set up several other moves. The 28-year-old blueliner was taking up $4 million on the Penguins books this season and next; instead, that's...
February 24th, 2020
Penguins Transactions

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford, who usually does his in-season work well before the deadline, is changing things up this year. Hours after trading for veteran forward Patrick Marleau from the San Jose Sharks, he's made another big splash, acquiring Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Dominik Kahun. https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/1232025413330796546?s=20 Buffalo also hasn't been quiet, acquiring apparently rental forward Wayne Simmonds from the New Jersey Devils earlier on Monday. This deal is more of a true hockey trade, with the Sabres acquiring a good young player in Kahun, and the Penguins adding more depth to their injury-riddled lineup as they pursue the Stanley Cup. Penguins Get Deeper Rutherford is no stranger to injuries, as his team leads the league in man games lost this season. Therefore, he is taking no chances at the deadline, acquiring plenty of depth to supplement his forward group....
February 24th, 2020
Penguins Transactions

Patrick Marleau, the man with the most career NHL games played without winning a Stanley Cup, is going to get another chance at one. The San Jose Sharks traded the veteran winger to the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday morning, hours before the NHL's 3:00 PM ET trade deadline. In exchange, the Penguins surrender a 2020 third-round pick. https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/1231973951267647488?s=20 The Penguins add to their depth and bring a huge veteran presence into an already-experienced locker room. But the arrival does raise questions about the long term health of Jake Guentzel, who is still attempting to come back from a shoulder injury sustained late in December. Sharks in Sell Mode The Sharks aren't where they expected to be this season. When general manager Doug Wilson signed Marleau as a free agent earlier in the campaign, they thought San Jose would be the city where he'd get to pursue the Stanley Cup again. After all, Marleau had played all but 164 of his 1,715...
February 22nd, 2020
Penguins Transactions

When Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford made yet another splash before this season's trade deadline, sending the team's 2020 first round pick, forward Alex Galchenyuk and top prospect Calen Addison to the Minnesota Wild for winger Jason Zucker, the buzz in local media circles and among Penguins fans was nearly unanimously positive. Yes, losing Addison hurts the club, but a late first-rounder is hardly a Mercedes. Related: 20 Biggest NHL Trades in the Past Year Meanwhile, the Galchenyuk experiment, a trial run that began following a one-for-one swap with the Arizona Coyotes, sending fan-favorite Phil Kessel to the desert, had turned into such a nightmare that Galchenyuk was approaching healthy scratch territory. Despite playing on one of the league's hottest teams, he sported a 46.28 Corsi for percentage (CF%), well below league average, a score which found him in the company of players from the league's worst teams (Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks, and Detroit...
February 21st, 2020
Penguins History

For more than a hundred years, hockey has been a Pennsylvania passion. Its people and teams have made an indelible mark on both the NHL and the sport itself, and fans on both sides of the state have had plenty to cheer, yell, hope, mope, and even cry about. From Hall of Fame classes to shatterproof glass, from Stanley Cups to fisticuffs, the Keystone State has made its mark on the game, and the game has returned the favor. Pennsylvania Hockey’s Fiery Beginnings Some of the earliest organized hockey in Pennsylvania was played by collegiate clubs. In the late 1890s, both the University of Pennsylvania and the unrelated Western University of Pennsylvania (now the University of Pittsburgh) both assembled teams to compete against other colleges and local athletic clubs. Pittsburgh, at the time, had better infrastructure. The city built the world’s first-ever artificial ice system to create the rink at Schenley Park Casino, which opened in 1895. Less than two years later,...
February 19th, 2020
Penguins History

Pittsburgh Penguins’ center Evgeni Malkin finished the 2018-19 season with 72 points, which for most would be a pretty stellar season. It matched that of fellow Russians Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alexander Radulov, but it wasn’t good enough for Malkin. Related: All-Time Best Player From Every NHL Team “Geno,” as some call him, was disappointed with his performance, despite a respectable total and picking up his 1,000th career point. He was a minus-25 and had 89 penalty minutes. He knew he could be better. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Going into the 2019-20 season, Malkin vowed he would be a better player; and he has been — as of Feb. 19, he has recorded a team-leading 58 points and drastically dropped his time spent in the penalty box. During this time Malkin has been quietly approaching Jaromir Jagr’s numbers as a Penguin.  Numbers Don't Lie Sooner rather than later, it will be time to start discussing Jagr as the...

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10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins in Franchise History

The Penguins have been supremely fortunate to offer their fans two of the game's all-time legends in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. But it takes more than a single superstar to win Cups, they need other greats to support them. These players as well as some of the legends in the team's storied... January 2nd, 2020

Penguins Hockey - The Last Days of the Igloo

Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena, affectionately known as The Igloo and former home of Penguins hockey, is finally being demolished. - Story by Brian Lutz Strange things happen before every Pittsburgh Penguins home game. Up until game time, everyone lucky enough to secure tickets does the same... October 24th, 2011